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March 12, 2013 > Theatre: Aaaahz Youth Theater presents "Hairspray"

Theatre: Aaaahz Youth Theater presents "Hairspray"

Submitted By Alfonso Corona III

Aaaahz Youth Theater will present "Hairspray" March 15 through 24 at San Leandro High School's Arts Education Center on Bancroft Avenue in San Leandro. The musical is directed by Jim Burris and Student Director Brennan Meier, choreographed by Jennifer Gorgulho, and produced by Hollie Meier and Tammy Tabellija.

"Hairspray" is set in June 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, where plus-size teenager, Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes an overnight celebrity and launches a campaign to integrate the show. "Hairspray" songs include a mix of 1960s dance style music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. The production stars Emma Wall at Tracy, Jake Ray as Link, Juan Campbell as Seaweed, Alfonso Corona III as Edna, Emily Baca as Prudy, and Ameila Loredo as Penny.

Performances will be held Fridays, March 15 and 22 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, March 16 and 23 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, March 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for students/children and can be purchased at the theatre or at Brown Paper Tickets: For more information, call (510) 358-1AHZ.

March 15 - 24
7 p.m. (Sundays at 2 p.m.)
San Leandro High School's Arts Education Center
2200 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro
(510) 358-1AHZ
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students/children

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